Everglade | Spying on Kate Moss
When Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin signed on to shoot the fall/winter 2010/11 Balmain campaign starring Kate Moss, they did so as double agents. Without anyone knowing, the renowned fashion photographers set up four surveillance-style cameras to capture Moss’s unbridled performance on set. The short film, titled Everglade, takes its name from the haunting Antony and the Johnsons song that serves as its soundtrack, and premieres on NOWNESS today. It marks the latest instance of the Dutch duo’s intentionally blurring the boundaries of reality. “Surrealism is always there in our work, whether it’s in camera or through computer manipulation,” says Van Lamsweerde. Animated by director Bouwine Pool for Sherbet with illustration by artist Jo Ratcliffe, the film not only captures Moss in action, but also aims to represent a fantasy inner world. “We talked to [Ratcliffe] about it being half horror and half Disney,” Van Lamsweerde says, and what evolved is an idiosyncratic take on the behind-the-scenes genre. “It ranges from a sinewy heavy metal feel to a much cuter place,” she sums up. To read our exclusive Q&A with Ratcliffe, click here. (Via Nowness)
A short skate film like you’ve never seen.
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Written and Directed by: Kahlil Joseph
Music by: Flying Lotus and Melvin Gibbs
Produced by: Luke Meier, Chris Gibbs, and Omid Fatemi
Photographed by: Matthew J. Lloyd
Co-produced by: Funk Factory Films
Skaters: Chioke Daudi Stuckey, Ben Randolph, Zachary Zaragoza, and Rodney Procter
Edited by: Kahlil Joseph, Sean Shafer, Aaron Morris, and Luke Lynch
Costume/Production Designer: Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes
Optical Titles: Sebastian Pardo
Seu Jorge and Almaz - The Model: Chapter One - Marcello in Limbo
Part one of a short film/music video starring Seu Jorge, featuring his band Almaz, and their families. Part two to premiere on IFC in the coming weeks.
Brilliantly shot in their Hollywood Hills residence with direction from Kahlil Joseph, produced by What Matters Most.
Kahlil Joseph is an emerging director based in Los Angeles with a visionary talent. As part of What Matters Most, they’ve produced gorgeous cinematic works for new artists such as Aloe Blacc "I Need A Dollar", Shafiq feat. Bilal "Cheeba", and a homage to the seminal Charles Burnett film, Killer of Sheep, for Shabazz Palaces (remember Butterfly from Digable Planets?) entitled, "Belhaven Meridian".